The next installment of our Paramount Film Series is Paramount Film Series (Free) - Blazing Saddles! This film was decided by a poll voted on by the public.
This 1974 American satirical Western film was written & directed by Mel Brooks, and starring Cleavon Little & Gene Wilder. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and audiences, was nominated for three Academy Awards and is ranked No. 6 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs list.
The film satirizes the racism obscured by myth-making Hollywood accounts of the American West, with the hero being a black sheriff in an all-white town.
This movie starts at 7PM, is free, and there will be refreshments available for free as well! We will be playing the film in our studio at 181 Union Street in Downtown Lynn.
The Paramount Film Series is named in honor of the Paramount Theater, which used to sit at the same location that LCTV occupies today. On the second Monday of each month LCTV will screen a different film for free at 7PM, with doors opening at 6:30PM.
Every month we will pick a theme for the next screening and before the film play three movies that fit that theme. The public can then vote and decide which movie plays next!